• Variety

    So many parts so many solutions

    Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's best distributors of specialty access hardware.

    Almost 30 years later, Steeves Agencies is still striving to be your first choice for specialty access hardware. We have factory certified salespeople to help with your technical questions. We're here to help! We can stock anything you need in Winnipeg for quick delivery, and are flexible enough to meet any special requirements you may have.

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  • Integrity

    What sets us apart

    Steeves Agencies is family run, and proud to be 100% Canadian owned.Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's largest distributor of specialty access hardware.

    And though our product offering has changed a little since the 1980's, our approach is still the same: we want delighted customers!

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    We LOVE solving problems

    We may have some high quality parts and great product lines, but we still offer some of the best customer service you will ever find.

    We will take the time to find the right solution for you, but most importantly,  we will make sure you are satisfied. We only win if you win.

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    We can do things your way.

    Whether it's a customized component, special labeling or just scheduled deliveries.  We can do that!  Let us know your specific requirements and we'll take care of the rest.

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Custom Part? We can do that.

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in About Us, News, Products

I need this part, but I need it to be __________.

Sometimes an off-the-shelf product just won’t work for your application.  You don’t see many cars on the road with ill-fitting door handles, do you? NO!  In some cases, a custom solution might be the only solution that will work for you and your customers.  Thankfully, all of our vendors have the capacity to make changes to any of their custom designs.  Whether it’s a small change to the color or a more substantial change (a new size, different threads, keyway or hole locations) we can be your liaison to the factory to make that change possible.  We have all the contacts to get you quick answers, which saves you time and effort.

We can shorten lead times!

Sometimes they do, but that shouldn’t be an obstacle.  We can help you with long replenishment lead times by stocking your custom products in Winnipeg, and delivering them to you when you need them.  The initial lead time is the only time you might have to wait for product.

We can avoid factory minimums…mostly.

Depending on the nature of the modification, the factory might require that you order a year’s worth of material on one purchase order.  We can help here too!  We can stock your custom products in Winnipeg and ship them to you on a pre-determined schedule of shipments over a 12 month period.  You would need to commit to the whole quantity, but your accountant will love the fact that you’re able to receive them in scheduled deliveries.

We’re here to help, even with the custom stuff.

If you can’t seem to find the right part, or if we have something that’s “close, but not quite right”, let us know.  We’ll have a specialist reach out to you who can give you expert advice, quick answers and most importantly, solutions. Use our handy Contact Form to tell us about your application today!  We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Are you ready for a possible postal service interruption?

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News

canada-post-home-deliveryWe are ready.

News reports suggest that it’s more than likely that Canada Post will lock out as many as 50,000 postal workers in the next few days.  This will mean a complete shutdown of mail service and delivery across Canada.  What’s worse is that there’s no way to tell how long such an interruption might last.

We have taken steps to reduce the inconvenience of a postal service interruption.

  • We have the ability to send order confirmations, invoices and statements by email.
  • Where customers have asked us to ship by Canada Post, we will find an alternate cost-effective carrier to avoid any delays.
  • We gladly accept Credit Cards, Paypal and direct bank transfers (EFT) for payments on your account.
If you are not currently set up to receive confirmations, invoices or statements by email, just call us at 1-800-319-1119 or use our handy Contact Form to let us know.  We appreciate your business!

Elesa’s CLEAN Line of products

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Handles, Products

When it has to stay CLEAN

CLEAN LineElesa’s CLEAN Line of products is a series of handles and knobs in white material with a smooth surface to make cleaning much easier.

  • All of the components of the Clean Line are designed to be easy to clean.
  • Distinctive RAL 9002 white color.
  • AISI 303 stainless steel metal inserts are used to meet most rigorous sanitary laws.
  • Compact shape and lack of cavities prevent deposit of dirt, dust and machining residues.
  • Modern design and high performance.

Designed for:

– Medical and hospital equipment – Operating rooms – Hospital fittings

For more information about Elesa’s CLEAN line of products, use our Contact Form to reach us!

Toggle and fixture clamps now available!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Compression Latches, Latches, Products

MOAS Series ClampsDid you know that we carry a full range of toggle and fixture Clamps?  We can supply nearly any kind of clamp you might need, including direct replacements for many De-Sta-Co models.

Elesa’s clamps are safe to use, easy to install and are available with very short lead times.  Clamping bolts are sold separately so you get exactly the clamp you need, without having to make your own modifications!

It’s never been easier to find the perfect toggle clamp for your jigs.

  • Available in Steel or Stainless Steel
  • red polymer grip for stability and comfort
  • optional lever release for added safety and vibration resistance
  • range of customized clamping bolts available (sold separately)
  • can be bolted or welded on!

Call us or email us today for a competitive quote on your clamps!

Need more information? Use our Contact Form to reach us!

safety interlocks can be challenging.

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Hinges, News, Safety

Hinges with built-in Safety Interlocks

Hinges with built-in Safety Interlocks

If your machinery uses safety shields or enclosures, you likely need a safety interlock device of some kind.  These interlocks are sometimes installed as an additional component, which takes time and costs you money. Some interlock devices can even be disabled by the operator to “save time” at the risk of personal injury, even death!


The CFSW Series Hinges from Elesa is a has multiple integrated safety switches built right in!  And there’s more:
  • Thanks to it’s super-technopolymer housing, this electronic hinge does not require grounding!
  • They are UL approved.
  • They have a high load capacity.  These aren’t just a fancy switch with a working hinge, it’s an awesome hinge with amazing safety features.
  • Can be installed in seconds, with just 4 screws.
  • Meets IP67 ratings for corrosion and water resistance. Bring on the water jets!
Did we mention that they’re tamper-proof?  Your workplace safety committee will love that!

Available in a range of configurations, the CFSW series hinges designed to be used with most standard aluminum profiles.  They’re also IMQ and UL approved and have a tested life-span of over 1 million cycles. There’s no other integrated safety interlock hinge like it on the market today! Want to learn more? Use our Contact Form to request some literature or a detailed spec sheet.

I am the 9th letter of the alphabet.

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in About Us, Uncategorized

And why it pays to be an active listener.

Teacher: Tell me a sentence that starts with an “I”.

Student: I is the….

Teacher: Stop! Never put ‘is’ after an “I”. Always put ‘am’ after an “I”.

Student: OK… I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.

This has happened to me more times than I care to admit.  Sometimes, I have this overwhelming need to finish someone’s sandwich sentence for them, as if it’s a race to the punchline.  For someone in sales, this is more than just a terrible habit, it’s a quick way to make your customer feel uncomfortable, unappreciated, even angry.

There are plenty of resources online about how to best communicate with your customer in any kind of situation, including specific articles and books about active listening.  It’s all great stuff. I thought this little story was a great reminder to listen more than you speak in any conversation, especially when you’re trying to help your customer solve a problem, because otherwise you might miss something really important.

We look forward to working with you on your project!

Introducing Southco’s 4C Wing Knob-style captive screw

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Captive Fasteners, News, Products

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New Product Announcement
Distinctive Wing Knob-Style Captive Screw Provides Tool-Free Access and Color Differentiation Southco’s new 4C Wing Knob Captive Screw enables quick-access fastening and features an over-molded, distinctively contoured and attractive wing-style head design that can be used to designate access through an array of standard and custom color options. Press-in, flare-in and Surface Mount Technology (SMT) options provide versatility for fastening and unfastening by hand or tool when mounting doors, panels and other hardware components in applications where space is limited.
  • Distinctively contoured wing-style head design for quick access
  • “Prism” colored fasteners to differentiate access points
  • Press-in, flare-in and SMT options
  • Standard Phillips, Torx® and combination recesses available
Learn more about Southco’s 4C Wing Knob Captive Screw
Discover Related Product Solutions from Southco Learn how Southco’s broad range of engineered access hardware solutions can meet your unique application requirements.

 Want to learn more?  Use our Contact Form to reach us!
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Happy Victoria Day!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News

Steeves Agencies will be closed on Victoria Day.  As always, if you have a request that we can help you with, please use our Contact Form and we’ll be happy to respond as soon as we’re back in the office. Have a wonderful Victoria Day!

Southco Introduces New Heavy Duty Display Mounting Solutions

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News, Positioning Technology

AV Arm Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with the heavy duty D40 Series, which includes a Tilt and Swivel Mount (K Series), a Tilt, Swivel and Single Arm (A Series) and a Dual Extension Arm (D Series). The AV-D40 Series provides robust operation and holds larger, heavier displays securely in place during touchscreen operation, under vibration, and when devices are mounted on uneven or unbalanced surfaces.  
  • Extended length, dual swing arm assembly maximizes reach
  • VESA compliant and simple wall mount installation
  • Integrated wire management channels for power cables
  • Smooth exterior with minimal joints for ease of cleaning
  • Validated for 20k cycles of operation without maintenance or adjustment
Learn more about Southco’s AV-D40 Display Mounts Want to learn more about Southco’s products and how they can help you?  Use our Contact Form to reach us!    

We’re making the journey to Hillsborough!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News

This July, the Steeves family is meeting in Hillsborough and Moncton, NB for a not-so-little family reunion with a whole lot of our Steeves cousins. We sent the organizers a little video about why we’re going and they posted it!  It took some doing to get us all together at the same time, but I think it was totally worth it!